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Louise Glück

Louise Glück

Louise Elisabeth Glück is an American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003, after serving as a Special Bicentennial Consultant three years prior in 2000. Gluck has openly aligned herself to the school of Objectivist poets to which other poets like Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen and Carl Rakosi belong. The Objectivist poet, as defined by Zukofsky, strives to "treat poems as an object, and to emphasise sincerity, intelligence and the poet’s ability to look clearly at the world" by exploiting the resonances of small everyday words. In one of her essays in Proof and Theories praising George Oppen, ... more on Wikipedia

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